White supremacist ideology is pervasive and pernicious. None of us — regardless of race, religion, or socioeconomic status — is immune to possessing and perpetuating biased beliefs, actions, and attitudes. It takes more than "not being racist" to practice antiracism or be antiracist.
East City Bookshop is excited to partner with Keiana Mayfield, MSW to offer All In: Dismantling Barriers to Antiracism. Being antiracist is both simple and daunting. It requires you to actively oppose systemic racism, but there are countless barriers to fully engaging in this practice. During this discussion-based workshop, you will begin to identify some of the barriers to being antiracist, while learning basic tools to dismantle and unpack them.
Workshop Dates & Times**:
All In: Dismantling Barriers to Antiracism:
- *NEW* Thursday, August 13th at 8:00 PM - Register here!
**more dates and time TBA.
This class is open to adults from all backgrounds and knowledge levels. Each workshop is limited to 7 to 10 participants, and runs approximately 90 minutes long.
Because workshop enrollment is limited, a $10 registration fee is required to reserve your spot; does not include Eventbrite processing fee.
We understand that these are difficult times for many families, and finances should not be a barrier to participating in our online workshops. Please contact Keiana directly about deposit waivers and workshop enrollment.
About Keiana Mayfield
All workshops will be led by Keiana Mayfield, MSW. Keiana received her Master's in Social Work in 2015, and is currently a doctoral candidate in the Human Development and Family Studies program at Penn State University. She is an expert in the social and cultural processes that affect daily life for Black families and communities. Her research focuses on ways to help all families support child and adolescent development and well-being across contexts. She hosts the ECB Middle Reader and Tween book clubs, as well as co-hosting our W(h)ine & Angst book club for adults who love reading YA.
Check out our starter kits to continue your growth and learning after the workshop!
All of our All In starter kits include:
- A nonfiction book (or books if your opt for Kit #4) to further your understanding of antiracism, along with book-specifc materials to help you get more out of your time reading.
- Additional materials and prompts to build self-awareness and concrete step to move past any barriers to being antiracist.
You can find out more about our starter kits here.